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RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Le Terroir is a French term meaning ‘Of the Earth.’ Used to reference the environmental conditional that affect the brew, we like to think about the terroir of our foeders. These wooden barrels age our sour beer in varying temperatures, humidity and vibrations. The terroir of New Belgium, so to speak. Add in another variable by dry-hopping with peachy, mango-like Amarillo hops, and we created a beer that changes every time we brew it.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Concealer (728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Bomber. Pours a hazy amber orange with a frothy, off-white head that stays. Good lacing.Aromas of earthy funk, peach, apple, and tart fruit. Flavor is sour fruit upfront, apple and cherry, with some wood and earth notes. Finishes dry and earthy. Lingering fruit and wood flavors. Light bodied, light carbonation.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrettTaylor (450) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Poured from bottle (2013 vintage) into snifter. Pours a clear golden/orange color with creamy white head. Aroma - nice touch of amarillo’s spiciness, a bit grassy, some funk and citrus sourness. Taste - lots of sour as expected, quite a bit of barnyard funk, touch of spiciness, then finishes nice and sour. Carbonation is really lively and prickly on the tongue. This is awesome and it’s a pity we can’t get this regularly out here in this part of Virginia. :-(

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - MAY 27, 2014
On tap at Beer Mongers
Clear golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing. Aroma is floral and woody. Taste is floral, woody and tart
Nice

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (5898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Taster at Upland Sour Fest. Mostly clear golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Light slick. Medium to bigger body. Great peach, pineapple, tropical fruit aromas. Bigger sour taste, light sweet. A great balance. Good pear, great pale / tropical fruit flavors. Awesome sour. Some creme. Awesome pineapple cake finish. Some kiwi. Love it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
olr1984 (1036) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2014
on tap at upland sour fest. pours a murky orange with a white head. musty peach taste

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrewFace (701) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Pours a mildy hazy orange color with minimal head. Farmy, light citrus, tart, citrus hop, more barnyard character in the aroma. Fruity, tart, citrusy, sweet, light vinegar notes decent malt backbone.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (1591) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle from trade. Nose is a totally awesome hop grassiness with barnyard funk. Pours a slightly murky orange with small white head. Taste is initially very puckering and tart with some citrus and lemon mid palate. Sourness tends to calm out with each sip. Definitely a citrus zest character with some gill quenching tartness in the finish. Very nice and quenching and well balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pras (420) - Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle at Savor poured by Kim Jordan. This is a good example of why this brewery is great. They do barrel aging better than almost everyone. This is an accessible sour which is in perfect balance. Crisp and refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3063) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
Une bouteille partagée avec slovak. Vintage 2013. Une bière jaune dorée avec un col mince. Un nez de fruits tropicaux et une touche aigre de levure. Une bouche agréable, facile et un peu acide. Un corps mince qui se laisse boire. Un bel équilibre.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (3013) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
Une bouteille de dresden. Merci! Vintage 2013. Une bière qui porte la robe d’une IPA. Un col mousseux bien chétif. Quelques traces collées ici et là sur la paroi de mon verre. Un nez fabuleusement fruité, tropical et exotique avec quelques fruits du verger mangés par les levures sauvages. En complément, un léger parfum acétique habilement marié à son profil acidulé. Au goût, des fruits tropicaux comme des petits bonbons sûrs et bien citriques. Amusant! En bouche, un liquide qui présente un corps de moyenne densité avec un pétillement plutôt bas et une texture huileuse. En finale, des notes surettes de citron et de fruits oranges qui occasionnent une belle sécheresse. Extrêmement facile à boire. Simple mais drôlement efficace. Le genre de truc qui se boit à grande lampée.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Cloudy copper-amber color with small head. Fruity and sour aroma, with some grapefruit and feet. Smooth, generously carbonated mouthfeel; the flavor is fruity, sour, with a lean malt backbone, dry; lactic acidity, cloudberry; moderate astringency in the final.
Accessible and fruity sour. Very pleasant.


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